Happy Friday! Today I get to bring you a wonderful regency romance. This is full of intrigue, romance and lots of naughty bits. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.
Emilia St. George is moments away from marrying the admired grandson of a duke when the man who once jilted her decides to kidnap her at the altar. It’s the second time in five years Hamilton Sparrow has ruined her wedding day, and Emilia isn’t about to forgive him. The mere sight of her ex-fiancé revives painful memories—and, most regrettably, aching desires that refuse to be ignored.
Scanning the guests at Emilia’s wedding, Sparrow spots a familiar face: an assassin he recognizes from his days as a spy in France. Whisking Emilia away, he’s pleasantly surprised by her newly formed curves. Could this be the same flame-haired slip of a girl once promised to Sparrow? And does the fop she still insists on marrying realize what a prize she is? True, Sparrow left Emilia at the altar. But he’s afraid that the only way to right that particular wrong is to risk the one thing he’s always guarded: his heart.
Emilia is only minutes from walking down the aisle and marrying a man that will make her future great. That is until the man that jilted her years before kidnaps her to save her from an assassin. As Sparrow tries to find who is trying to kill Emilia he begins to find that the girl he once knew is completely different. The closer the two come to finally discovering the mastermind, they also get closer to realizing what a mistake not getting married is. But, can Sparrow leave his past in the past or will he willingly let Emilia go on to marry a man she doesn’t love just because he doesn’t want to lose his heart again?
I loved this regency romance. The dialogue between Sparrow and Emilia was exciting and entertaining. The story was engrossing and really takes the reader on a trip to a time when marriage was hardly ever for love and more for what the other person could provide. Emilia and Sparrows affections for one another grew as the story did. It was very organic. Overall, the story, intrigue, romance and London truly came alive within Diana Quincy’s story. I can’t wait to read another. If you are looking for a book with a strong heroine and a hero that can clearly fill out his pantaloons then you want to pick this up for a great weekend read.